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Masons run to help clothe foster children

Meeting Cheney's budget needs, and restless nights

During a June workshop, Cheney department heads were asked to answer three questions for attending City Council members: What are your department's short-term needs? What are its long-term needs?...

ML's deer committee to draft feeding ordinance, conduct deer counts

The Medical Lake Citizens Deer Advisory Committee took a couple of steps toward addressing the city’s deer population at its Nov. 12 meeting. One of those steps included the draft of an ordinance that would prohibit Medical Lake residents from...

Cheney council OKs 2015 levy amounts

The Cheney City Council unanimously approved a pair of ordinances at their Nov. 12 meeting, setting annual increases to the city’s regular property tax and emergency medical service levies. Increases are limited by state law to 1 percent of the...

Changes small in AH budget

Like every year, the different Airway Heights city departments will see minor increases or decreases in their revenues and expenditures for next year. City Manager Albert Tripp explained that several ...

Blackhawks' Makenzie Norman takes first at state swimming

The Cheney High girls' swimming team finished an impressive season, Nov. 15, after they took 10th place with 110 points at the 2A state swimming championships at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic...

How will Hayford's new harvest fare?

It's harvest time at Hayford Farms. And if the initial inspection - two convincing victories over teams that dabbled in the postseason last season - is telling us anything, it just might be a good...

Cheney High 2014 fall All-GNL

Twenty-three Cheney High School student-athletes and one head coach have received All-Great Northern League fall sports honors. Leading the way individually was Blackhawks’ volleyball head coach Courtney Webb, who received the GNL Volleyball...

Phil Conrath wins in CFP pool, one more week remains to play

Phil Conrath from Plummer, Idaho needed the tiebreaker in order to snap a four-way tie in last week’s Cheney Free Press football contest. He wins a $50 merchant’s gift certificate for his work. Conrath and Zane McDaniel Sr. from Medical Lake...

Higgins still looking ahead with ML volleyball

What is Amanda Higgin’s take on her recently completed season as the head coach for the Medical Lake girls’ volleyball season? After completing her second season on the job with a 0-14 finish and also winless in matches, too, Higgins is still...

Eagles, Jois finally get it rolling in opener

Maybe the 8 a.m. start was just a few ticks of the clock too early and the caffeine hadn't kicked in. But once it all came together there was no stopping the Eastern Washington University men's...

Vikings stand in Eagles way - again - in quest for Big Sky title

Just when the Big Sky Conference football tie-breaking procedure had people comparing it to one of those headache-causing story problems — remember, the ones dealing with trains traveling in opposite directions? — along came UC Davis and North...

West Plains Scoreboard

FOOTBALL Big Sky Conference School Conf. Pct. All Hm. Rd. Stk. E. Washington 6-1 .857 9-2 6-0 3-2 W2 Mont. State 6-1 .857 8-3 6-1 2-2 W2 Idaho State 5-2 .714 7-4 5-0 2-4 L1 Montana 5-2 .714 7-4 5-0 2-4 W1 N. Arizona 5-2 .714 7-4 4-0 3-4 L1 Cal Poly...

Eastern closes volleyball season falling short of Big Sky Conference tourney

The door finally closed on Eastern Washington’s slim chances at qualifying for the Big Sky Conference’s postseason volleyball tournament, but it took until the very end — a five-set loss to North Dakota last Saturday at Reese Court. The...

Eagles hammer Utah Valley

The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team jumped out to a 15-2 lead, and breezed to a 75-50 nonleague victory over Utah Valley Nov. 17 at Reese Court. Tyler Harvey finished with a team-high 18 points, Ognjen “OG” Miljkovic had...

Lessons I learned while I wore a wrestling singlet

Sometimes it’s difficult to pin down a subject that you want to write about and your muse advises you to dig into the memory banks and churn out a story before deadline. I like to call these “reflective commentaries” where I look back on one...

Celebrate and learn about Native American heritage

November is Native American Heritage Month, something that ought to receive more public attention in this area given our many ties to Native American culture. Native American Heritage Month began as American Indian Day in 1912 when Dr. Arthur C....

West Plains Briefs

Feed ML pre-Thanksgiving Feed Medical Lake is holding a pre-Thanksgiving bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 1 – 5 p.m. at Denny’s Harvest Foods in Medical Lake. Stop in and pick up your baked goods for the holiday. Funds raised will be... Full story

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • Nov. 21, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Nov. 24, Dance Class, Wren Pierson Community Center, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. • Nov. 25, Senior Light Fitness, Wren... Full story

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday. Christian education begins at 9 a.m. You may also watch our pastors sermons on our website www.emmanuelcheney.org or on YouTube at... Full story

CHS alumnus dies in mountain fall

A Cheney High School graduate died last week while climbing the 10,047-foot Middle Sister mountain in Oregon’s Three Sisters Wilderness west of Bend. According to news releases from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office in Eugene, a 15-person search...

Poindexter sentenced to 20 years

In a news release from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Ormsby, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington announced that James G. Poindexter, 26, of Spokane, was sentenced Nov. 17, to 20 years in federal prison. Poindexter...

Spokane County takes over regional solid waste system

SPOKANE COUNTY — At the stroke of midnight, Nov. 17, Spokane County took over management of the regional solid waste system and ownership of the Valley and North County Transfer Stations. According to Spokane County Utilities Director Kevin...

AH council gets one more look at budget

Budget season for Airway Heights is winding down as the City Council had its third public hearing on the 2015 preliminary budget at its Nov. 17 meeting. According to Clerk-Treasurer Richard Cook, there were a few recent adjustments to the...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Nov. 10 Derik A. Douthitt, 18, was arrested for third-degree theft/shoplifting on the 100 block of West First Street. Nov. 11 A 1998 white Acura was reported stolen on the 2200 block of First Street. An abandoned red Chevy Lumina was...

Little Saints go marching in

Several children dressed up as saints before the All Saints Mass, Nov. 2, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Each child gave a short presentation on the saint they were dressed...

Cheney school board tables non-discrimination policy

Saying they needed more information and public input, the Cheney School Board voted at its Nov. 12 regular meeting to table adoption of an updated non-discrimination policy. The policy included new language recommended by the Washington State...

Middle School honors PACE students

Medical Lake Middle School honored six students who were selected for the November Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) Student of the Month award Nov. 14, with a special lunch provided by Bruchi’s and the school. Novemeber’s PACE...

Reverse transfer deal to help both two-, four-year students

The path from community college to a four-year higher education institution has been, for many, one full of obstacles and unexpected bumps in the road. And to go in reverse and fill in some blanks, was more-or-less impossible. But a recent...

Cheney Free Press staff receives awards for writing, graphic design

Several Cheney Free Press staff members were award winners in the recent Washington Newspaper Publisher Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. In the News Division, staff reporter Paul Delaney earned a second-place award in the Best...

Masons run to help clothe foster children

Most people would agree it's gratifying to raise money for a good cause or charity. It's even more so when you're among those who have been impacted by that service. With regards to the latter, for...

Working through adversity

Shay was born as Shalene Robertson in San Jose, south of San Francisco. She grew up in the "Silicon Valley." At the age of 15, Shay knew she would have to live on her own. "That's what made me what I ...

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

Seventy-five years ago on Nov. 9, 1939, an incognito Bette Davis spent the night at A.H. Johnson’s Auto Camp on First Street. The noted actress and her friends had dinner at the Cheney Bakery, and left for Mt. Rainier the following morning. Learn...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 25, 2004 Cuts in the number of police officers patrolling the streets, from seven to six, were among some of the things done to help the city of Medical Lake offer a balanced budget of $6.7 million for 2005. The Cheney Police...